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Diminutive form of pūpus.


pūpillus m (genitive pūpillī); second declension

  1. orphan, ward


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūpillus pūpillī
Genitive pūpillī pūpillōrum
Dative pūpillō pūpillīs
Accusative pūpillum pūpillōs
Ablative pūpillō pūpillīs
Vocative pūpille pūpillī


  • Catalan: pubill, pupil
  • English: pupil
  • French: pupille
  • Italian: pupillo
  • Portuguese: pupilo
  • Spanish: pupilo


  • pupillus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pupillus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pupillus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pupillus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • pupillus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin